British Weird

British Weird - Handheld Classics

Short stories

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Synopsis

For fans of the best-selling Women's Weird anthology comes British Weird, a new installment of stories by British writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century that embrace the supernatural, horror, and the Gothic.

Curated by James Machin, the author of Palgrave Gothic's Weird Fiction in Britain, 1880 - 1939, who details the background of these stories in the Weird tradition, identifying their use of peculiarly British preoccupations in supernatural short fiction. Immense church effigies walk at night, man find a prehistoric tribe in the Scottish Highlands, canoeing on a haunted river-these are some examples of Weird stories that are uniquely British in style and content.

Authors include Edith Nesbit ("Man-Size in a Marble"), John Buchan ("No-Man's Land"), Algernon Blackwood ("The Willows"), E.F. Benson ("Caterpillars"), John Metcalfe ("The Bad Lands"), Eleanor Scott ("Randalls Round"), L.A. Lewis ("Lost Keep"), Arthur Machen ("N"), and Mary Butts "Mappa Mundi").

This collection is certain to thrill, entertain, and chill any fan of classic Weird fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781912766215
Publisher: Handheld Press
Imprint: Handheld Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.01080912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5849
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 402g
Height: 136mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 19mm